AI is taking over a big part of many Google products, such as Gmail and Google Drive. A big part of Inbox by Gmail was that it arranged your mail into bundles. These Bundles were useful because they allowed you to dispose of all your newsletters in one click (or at least that’s what I used it for). The bundles were also a useful tool to find all your receipts in one place. Or if you are a frequent traveller, all your hotel reservations and flight tickets.
Though the bundles were the main draw for Inbox, it had plenty of other things to offer users as well. For one, it is probably the cleanest looking email client in existence. Keeping in line with all of Google’s own material design manifesto, Inbox is a sight for sore eyes.
But then it’s what’s on the inside that matters right? If so, Inbox is beautiful to the very core. If you’re on Android, any reminders you set with Google Assistant will automatically appear in the Inbox.
It’s not all good though. If it was, more people would be using it. The main drawback of Inbox is that it doesn’t support any other email provider. If you have Outlook for work, you’re going to need to apps on your phone. It also doesn’t have a desktop client, so you’re going to have to keep one tab open solely for Inbox. Chrome’s notoriety for handling many tabs at once is another headache you’ll have to deal with.
In addition to this, Gmail is an app that comes bundled with Android. That makes downloading Inbox and disabling Gmail a very specific task. This lead to many people not even being aware of Inbox’s existence, even though it’s nearly 3 years old.
But this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone though because Google is on a roll recently. The company has been doing away with most of their redundant products. Android Pay was ditched and now Google has also set its sights on a unified messaging platform powered by chat which spells trouble for its own Allo and Hangouts. The company has been making huge strides to keep things lean and clean. This is but one of many products we expect to die out in the forthcoming strides.